North London Giants Join Chase For Turkish Ace

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Arsenal and Tottenham are locked in battle over the signature of AS Roma midfielder Cengiz Under, claims talkSPORT.

However, the Premier League duo face stiff opposition from Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid in landing the 21-year-old.

Under moved to Roma in 2017 in a £14m deal from Istanbul Basaksehir and impressed with a string of world-class performances after a difficult start with the Giallorossi this season.

With two goals in eight appearances, the wide man is setting tongues wagging in the media as the scouts from elite clubs are seen at Roma’s matches.

Under has 10 caps for his country with 4 goals, having represented Turkey at Under-18, Under-19, and Under-21. He made his full senior debut against Kosovo in 2016, adding his first goal six months later against Moldova.

The Serie A club are not keen to lose their prodigious talent but know he represents a considerable profit. Finances dictate Roma must recycle one of their stars each summer to fund squad improvements.

The Italians are keen to offer a new contract to Under which will contain a release clause of £45m. The increased salary will be £1.8m per year – approximately £35,000 per week, a sum the bigger clubs can beat comfortably.